In Rehearsal for the Last Act

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by

September 17th at 2:00pm!

September 17th at 2:00pm!

How many of you have had a wedding rehearsal?  One last chance to argue about who comes in from the left and who from the right.  One last opportunity to size up the machutunim.

Well, the big day is approaching for Just Married! The exhibit takes its final vows on September 17th.  But before it goes off to wherever exhibits honeymoon, we have one final performance to share.  I know this not only because it’s on the JMM calendar, but also because I caught a snippet of the rehearsal for Stoop Story on Sunday.  If the bit I saw is indicative of the whole show, I think we have a real treat in store for you.

You won’t want to wait until the last minute to get tickets.  Seating is limited and everyone (including members) will need a ticket.

Hope to see you there.



Treasures from the collection!

Treasures from the collection!

A Wonderful Weddings Extra!
September 11 – 17th

For one week only we will have additional wedding dresses and wedding shoes on display in the JMM’s Anne Adalman Goodwin Memorial Library. Already seen Just Married!? We can guarantee you haven’t seen these!

Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.


JMM 1996.80.72

JMM 1996.80.72

A Bald Eagle on the Ketubah:
Jewish Marriage in Nineteenth Century America
Sunday, September 10th at 3:00pm*
Speaker: Laura Shaw Frank, University of Maryland
Reserve Your Tickets!

From its birth in 1776, America has been a nation that embedded political, cultural, and social ideals into its marriage laws and customs. More info.

*please note the later than usual start time for this program

Special lecture at Towson University

Special lecture at Towson University on September 12th

Being Educated in the Third Reich:
The Discovery of Nazi Textbooks
Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Tamar Ketko
Free – Registration Required

Location: Room 4310, College of Liberal Arts, Towson University
251 University Avenue, Towson, MD   21252

In Germany, following WWII, it was illegal to be in possession of Nazi textbooks. More than 20 years ago, Dr. Ketko discovered stockpikles of Swaztika laden textbooks published between 1933 and 1945. She shares the secret of the success of Nazism based on those books, attempting to understand the sorcerous process that consumed millions of Germans. More info.

We love our volunteers!

We love our volunteers!

Get Discovered at the Jewish Museum of Maryland!
Thursday, September 14th at 12:00pm
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Get ready for wild wedding tales!

Get ready for wild wedding tales!

Stoop Storytelling Series Presents:
Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland – The Live Show!
Sunday, September, 17th at 2pm
Lloyd Street Synagogue
Tickets are $20 for non-members, $15 for members

This show marks the close of the museum’s exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland with an afternoon of true, personal stories about the wonder and wackiness of weddings, straight from the people who walked the aisle, said “I do” — and survived to tell the tale! More info.

Free Admission!

Free Admission!

Museum Day Live!
Sunday, September 24th, 10am – 5:00pm

Join us for a free day at the Museum!

Special lecture at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Religious School

Special lecture at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Religious School

To Protect and Serve? Dilemmas in Law Enformancement
Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00pm
Speakers: Marcus Appelbaum of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Charles Ramsey, Commissioner (Ret.), Philadelphia Police Department
Free – Registration Required

Location: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Religious School
7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208

Join us for a discussion with today’s law enforcement leaders to learn how Holocaust history is helping new recruits and veteran officers better understand their own professional and individual responsibilities. More info.

>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<

Also of Interest

The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit or check out BIYA on Facebook.

Esther’s Place

Honey dishes and more!

Honey dishes and more!

As you prepare for your high holy days, keep Esther’s Place in mind! We have everything you need for your yuntive, from beautiful candle holders to whimsical or elegant honey dishes to fine or funky Kiddush cups. We even have shofarot, for those of you looking to bring in the new year with a blast!

Ongoing at the JMM


Exhibits on display include Just Married! Wedding Stories of Jewish Maryland, Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks


Hours and Tour Times

Combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel are offered: Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Click Here for complete hours and tour times


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Get Involved

The JMM is always looking for volunteers! Click Here to learn more.


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The Great Kugel Cook Off: Call for Entries

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by

Inspired by the success of our Great Chicken Soup Cook Off the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage another culinary championship! This year’s star is everyone’s favorite Jewish side dish- Kugel!

Once again we invite Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search: The Great Kugel Cook Off of 2017!

We are now accepting entries on a first come, first served basis from amateur cooks throughout Maryland. Spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended. Registration will close at 10:00pm on Monday, October 2nd! Due to limited space we ask that individuals only enter one category. One place in each category will be held for entrants 16 years of age a younger who will be eligible to win a separate award.

>>Click Here to Enter!<<


The cook off will consist of three separate categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category plus an overall “Best Kugel” winner.

>Sweet – From Yerushalmi to Sweet Potato, these Kugels can be made with noodles, vegetables, or any other Kugel classics you can think of. Just make sure it hits the sweet spot and is good enough for dessert!

>Savory – Onion, Salt and Pepper, and Potato are some of the favorites in this category. Show us your Bubbie’s recipe or your own interpretations.

>Nontraditional– This category can include things like vegan or gluten free kugel but it also includes any type of unconventional kugel your mind can come up with.


>This competition is open to all amateur cooks residing in Maryland.

>One available space in each category will be reserved for an entrant under 16 years of age, if this place is not filled it will be offered to a cook on the waiting list.

>Each entrant should provide at least one 9” by 13” pan, or equivalent, of their kugel – the more you provide the better your chances of winning the People’s Choice Award.

>All kugel should be brought to the museum warm and ready to serve, electrical outlets are not available.

>All entrants should be in the museum by 12:30pm on the day of the competition, ready to serve by 1pm.

>Winners for each category, plus an overall winner, will be announced at 3pm.

>Entrants must stay with their kugel throughout the judging period to serve and answer questions.

>While there are no limits to creativity, we do ask that all kugels conform to kosher standards. This means that all kugels must be vegetarian (dairy or pareve) and only consist of kosher ingredients.


>Kugel Champion

>Best Sweet Kugel

>Best Savory Kugel

>Best Nontraditional Kugel

>Under 16 Champion

Questions? Contact Trillion Attwood at / 443.873.5177 for more info.

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One Night Only! A behind the scenes look into the planning of Intern Night

Posted on July 26th, 2017 by

Blog post by education intern Erin Penn. To read more posts from JMM interns, past and present, click here.

Seven weeks ago, I and the fellow interns nervously gathered to learn about the weeks ahead. We learned a lot about our upcoming summer: where the fridge was, how to make phone calls out, and what our responsibilities as interns were. In addition to exciting field trips and tasks from our supervisors, the JMM interns were to plan an exciting program all on our own. We were to pick the date, the time, the activity, etc. That was seven weeks ago and now the event is right around the corner.

Over the past weeks, planning intern night has allowed me to be more than just an education and program intern. From phone calls to Facebook “research”, I’ve loved putting my hands in the different parts of this intern extravaganza. Once we decided to host a trivia night, I began researching the dos and donts. With trivia, the questions were meant to be hard but not too hard, easy but not too easy. Trivia needs to be up to Goldilocks standards, just right!

After embracing trivia, I went on a mass search to find and gather the interns of Baltimore. Sara and I, the two education interns, read summer job posting and googled the biggest financial firms in Baltimore. Once we had compiled a list of intern supervisors, we were ready to craft the best email! The email had to be eye catching, brand appropriate, and reach our target market: interns. We played around with formats, debated fonts, and copied various animated pizzas until like Goldilocks our flyer and email was just right!

The flyer we worked on has all the required details and a fun eye-popping font!

The flyer we worked on has all the required details and a fun eye-popping font!

With the word out for event, we had to make sure the event was worthwhile. My fellow interns and I selected local businesses to contact. We tirelessly emailed, called, and visited to get vouchers and gift cards. The prizes were piling up! I’m a little sad to see of them go to our guests; I had my eye on the Charmery gift card. (I love malt chocolate-chip).

The intern night prizes folder is exploding with awesome deals.

The intern night prizes folder is exploding with awesome deals.

Planning intern night from the ground up, allowed us to really have a hand in EVERYTHING! We even got to decorate and design the layout of the space. With our interior decorator hats on, Sara and I thought about the best flow for our guests and how to make the best buffet. Officially all the hard work is done. It was so meaningful to have a direct say in this event and make a program for ourselves. I can’t wait to see the event from the guests’ eyes as they nosh on desserts and solve a tricky riddles.



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